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Birchgrove House / Nobbs Radford Architects

01:00 - 17 September, 2014
Birchgrove House / Nobbs Radford Architects, © Murray Fredericks
© Murray Fredericks

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Grimshaw Unveils Sustainable Glass Office Building in the Heart of Sydney

01:00 - 1 September, 2014
View from Above. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners
View from Above. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners

Sydney's historic George Street is about to receive a major facelift with the soon-to-be built 333 George Street, an 18 storey mixed use office and retail tower. Designed by Grimshaw Architects and executive architects Crone Partners for Australian property developer Charter Hall, the minimal glass and steel tower will contrast the historic structures on Sydney's well-preserved original high street, with a 15 storey 12,500 square metre contemporary office tower tower atop a three storey 2,100 square metre retail podium.

Read on after the break for more on Sydney's newest tower.

Roof Terrace View. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners Roof Terrace View. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners Street View with Tram Cars. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners Street Level View. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners +6

The Dalmeny / Enter Projects

01:00 - 9 August, 2014
© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

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Junya Ishigami to Install "Cloud Arch" in Downtown Sydney

00:00 - 8 August, 2014
Junya Ishigami to Install "Cloud Arch" in Downtown Sydney, © Junya Ishigami
© Junya Ishigami

Set to be installed over a set of light rail tracks, Junya Ishigami’s Cloud Arch will soon be one of the biggest landmarks in downtown Sydney.  Commissioned by Sydney’s public art program, City Art, the arch will symbolize Sydney’s qualities of being “Green, Global, and Connected.” Over 50 meters high, it will change shape as viewer’s walk past it. Cloud Arch will act as both a gateway for the pedestrian George Street, and a defining feature of the city.

The Garden Room / Welsh+Major

01:00 - 25 July, 2014
The Garden Room / Welsh+Major, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

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Rocks Police Station / Welsh+Major

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
Rocks Police Station / Welsh+Major, © Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

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Sydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal Program

00:00 - 23 July, 2014

The government of New South Wales have announced plans for Sydney's largest program of urban renewal since the 2000 Summer Olympics. The proposal seeks to utilise and regenerate a series of former docklands from the area of Blackwattle Bay, through the Sydney Fish Market, Rozelle Bay and Rozelle Rail Yards, to White Bay Power Station (a protected building).

Make Architects Picked for Sydney's Wynyard Station Overhaul

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
Make Architects Picked for Sydney's Wynyard Station Overhaul, © Make Architects
© Make Architects

Make Architects have been selected from a shortlist of five practices to renovate the area around Sydney's Wynyard Station, beating SOM, Grimshaw, Bates Smart and Ingenhoven to the $1 billion project.

The scheme, called One Carrington Street, involves the renovation of the historic Shell House, creation of a new 27-story, 58,000 square metre office tower, a new eastern transit hall for Wynyard Station including 5,000 square metres of retail space, and a new grand entrance to Wynyard Station from George and Carrington Streets.

More on the scheme after the break

Ansarada / Those Architects

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
Ansarada / Those Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Ben Mitchell, Simon Addinall, Justin Smith, Geordie McKenzie, Goran Momircevski
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Sydney Illuminates Itself with City-Wide Light Festival

00:00 - 29 May, 2014
Sydney Illuminates Itself with City-Wide Light Festival, Vivid Sydney 2014: The Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House © James Horan
Vivid Sydney 2014: The Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House © James Horan

Now through June 9, the city of Sydney will be illuminated by its annual, world-exclusive light festival known as Vivid Sydney. Each night from 6PM until midnight, many of the Harbour City’s most famous landmarks will be transformed into an interactive visual spectacular, paralleled with street side installations, laser shows, (free) live music performances and over 200 creative industry business events.

One of the festival highlights, of course, is the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Watch as Jørn Utzon’s famous white sails are transformed by a series of mind-bending, 3D projections designed by 59 Productions after the break...

Sydney Pushes First-Ever Policy to Promote Culture

00:00 - 14 May, 2014
Sydney Pushes First-Ever Policy to Promote Culture, © Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee
© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

The City of Sydney has requested that 1.6 million square meters of empty commercial and residential space be made available to artists for “creative activities.” The proposed cultural policy offers over 120 ideas in which the space can be used to enhance Sydney’s reputation as a world renowned creative city. “The City is proud to spend more than $34 million each year to support the arts, culture and creative activity in Sydney – but we know it is equally important to create an environment where ideas and imagination can flourish.” More information on the new policy can be found here

Eliza Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
Eliza Apartments  / Tony Owen Partners, Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners

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MUSE / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 7 April, 2014
MUSE  / Woods Bagot, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109
  • Project Team

    Georgia Singleton, Alan Duffy, Jo Dane, Kori Todd, Danny Wehbe, Danny Chan, Chang Liu
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Glebe House / Nobbs Radford Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2014
Glebe House / Nobbs Radford Architects, Courtesy of Nobbs Radford Architects
Courtesy of Nobbs Radford Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sean Radford
  • Design Team

    Sean Radford, Alison Nobbs
  • Assistant Architects

    Trevor Black, Laura Bagnato
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Nobbs Radford Architects

HASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in Sydney

19:37 - 13 March, 2014
HASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in Sydney, Courtesy of HASSELL
Courtesy of HASSELL

Australian firm HASSELL has been announced as the winner of an international design competition for 60 Martin Place, an office tower at the heart of the city's business precinct. The "environmentally sound" tower will replace an existing 1970s complex slated for demolition in early 2016, with construction anticipated to commence in early 2019.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

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The Tale of Sydney's Urban Sellout

00:00 - 11 January, 2014
The Tale of Sydney's Urban Sellout, Barangaroo Sydney Artist Impression. Image © Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Barangaroo Sydney Artist Impression. Image © Barangaroo Delivery Authority

A recent, well-written article for The Guardian chronicles the story of Sydney's East Darling Harbour (also known as 'Barangaroo'), from the city's optimism in 2003 to the relative disappointment of today. David Shoebridge, a New South Wales Greens MP and the party's planning spokesperson, recounts the series of compromises and sellouts that have turned what was meant to be a "prime public space" into - to add insult to injury - the site for a casino.You can read this cautionary tale in full here.

Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner, © Richard Glover
© Richard Glover

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Pablo & Rusty’s / Giant Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Pablo & Rusty’s  / Giant Design  , © Andrew Worssam
© Andrew Worssam

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Associate

    Chris Wilks
  • Director

    Ed Kenny
  • Photographs